Former President Yahya Jammeh has told his supporters in a 22nd July anniversary message the ‘great’ APRC will always prevail.
Wednesday marked 26 years since the former strongman fronted a military coup that ended late former President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara’s 30-plus years rule.
Jammeh himself got his rule ended in December 2016 when a group of opposition parties laid a ballot box ambush for him and dramatically demolished him. He had by this time ruled for 22 years.
The former president greeted his supporters on Wednesday as they marked this year’s anniversary of his coup.
He said in a statement from his faraway Equatorial Guinea exile base: “On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the July 22nd revolution, I have the greatest pleasure, gratitude and pride of being your leader.
“I convey my heartiest congratulations and fervent prayers to all the patriotic and Allah-fearing development-oriented nationalist APRC, and our genuine supporters both at home and abroad, in their entirety, with profound gratitude to the Almighty Allah for the blessings, protection and successes he has bestowed upon all of us. As always, we celebrate with pride and dignity and strength, our tremendous achievements in the socio-economic development of our beloved country.
“The unity, courage, determination, strength, and above all, our absolute faith in the Almighty Allah. We achieved always, whatever was thought to be unachievable in our national development objectives. Therefore let’s all remain eternally united, focused, loyal, honest, peaceful, resolved and with continuous devotion to the worship of and faith in the Almighty Allah, Inshaallah, we shall achieve all the greatest and noble development objectives we have for our country and beyond.
“May the Almighty Allah guard, protect, guide and shower his infinite bounties, blessings and mercies on all of us, always, in this world and grant us all perfect health, peace, prosperity and happiness forever, and grant us all the highest janna in the hereafter. ameen!
“With the strongest unity of purpose, patriotism, brotherhood, of man, love and respect for each other, the great APRC party, Inshaallah, shally always prevail.
“With strong eternal faith in, and fear of the Almighty Allah only, i salute you all!”